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Old Book Mixed Media Collage, 'Pelican Life'

Old Book Mixed Media Collage, 'Pelican Life'

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This sea loving collage is aptly titled 'Pelican Life' based on an illustration from a children's book. The blue and brown tones are reminiscent of a visit to the pier.

The substrate is an old cardboard book cover which is adhered to a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper. Layers of cut and torn papers and book covers are arranged to create an abstract dock for which the pelican surveys the area. The long strip of soft white mull (harvested from a book binding) hangs in the sky.

Every collage I make is unique and different. Yours will be signed and dated, then carefully wrapped in a protective cellophane sleeve and shipped in a rigid mailing envelope. ** This particular collage will come ready to frame with an 11x14 mat and backboard. (the opening in the mat is 8x10)


Inspired by stacks of discarded old books and papers with interesting text, images, graphics and history, old books are deconstructed, then bits and pieces are hand cut and sorted by color. I'll experiment with the design until I create an aesthetically pleasing arrangement. I'll let it rest for a few days, then return and adjust the design if needed. Oftentimes, ink, pencil and thread are added to provide additional interest and texture.

Listing Includes

- ONE original handmade piece of collage art made from old books, mat, backboard (as shown)

Item Condition

Great condition! Remember, the inherent nature of handmade collage art is the charming imperfection of the ingredients used. You will see loose threads, bumps, and surface wear that are all part of the design.

Product Details

- Material: Books, paper, ink, pencil, glue

- Color: multicolor, with creams, grey, blue, brown, yellow, green

- Dimensions: collage is on 12" x 9.5" paper

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Luanne Smith
Beautiful work

The collage is gorgeous and fits in perfectly with my "wall of bird art." It's a standout piece. Also, the artist was communicative and helped me in getting this beauty.